Canola definition

kə-nōlə
Any of several varieties of the rape plant having seeds containing oil that is very low in erucic acid and high in monounsaturated fatty acids.
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An edible oil made from such a plant.
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Any of several varieties of the rape plant having seeds containing oil that is very low in erucic acid and high in monounsaturated fatty acids.
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An edible oil made from such a plant.
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Any of a number of cultivars of rapeseed (Brassica napus) and closely related field mustard (Brassica rapa) primarily grown in North America, which have a lower erucic acid and glucosinolate content than traditional rapeseed.
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Trade name for rapeseed oil.
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(mythology) Mythical inventor of the harp.
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A given name for females.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
canola
Plural:
canolas

Origin of canola

  • Can(ada) o(il,) l(ow) a(cid)

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortened from Canadian oil, low acid.

    From Wiktionary

  • Probably Celtic

    From Wiktionary

  • From Canola

    From Wiktionary